Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Love of My Life

Lea Spencer is the absolute love of my life. She's amazing.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Socialist Healthcare...Duh.

What is at the core of America's problem with nationalizing health care? Ignorance.

Essentially the American people live in a glass house of democracy where the word "socialism" can cause a fracture at any minute. Over the past few weeks the health care debate has grown in the public eye. President Obama has indicated his support for a nationalized health insurance system that ensures every American has access to health care should they need it. Critics of this policy have been quick to point out that Obama is now showing his true color, red.

The debate has gotten so heated that last night a swastika was painted on a Democrat Congressman's office sign in Georgia in protest to the Congressman's support of Obama's health care overhaul. Doesn't a swastika represent more anti-American ideas then socialism?

America may be a democracy but that has nothing to do with nationalizing businesses to benefit society. Take the Police Department, the Fire Department, the Sanitation Department; pretty much all Public Works and Public Safety organizations in the United States have been socialized to protect the people. We already have socialized business in the United States.

Some may argue that health care is different, but then what about Medicare? The United States has nationalized health care, in fact it's been around since 1965 when it was implemented by President Lyndon Johnson. Since then American's over the age of 65 and Americans with disabilities have been eligible to receive free health care sponsored by the government for the past 45 years! Has Medicare ruined the democratic structure of our country? No.

Obama's plan will just be Medicare for all, that doesn't sound so scary, does it?

A plethora of American institutions already have socialist roots, unfortunately many American's fail to realize this. It has been two decades since the fall of the Berlin wall and still a sense of the Red Scare is imminent in the United States. Instead of people realizing the good that can come from universal health care they tend to focus on a potential looming consequence that is truly a fear-mongering device of the past.

Now ask yourself, is saving peoples' lives worth it?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Capricious Daydream

Photo taken on my iPhone and then edited with Adobe Photoshop.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Mega-Colony of Ants are Conquering the Known World

A recent BBC article reports that a species of Argentine ants are slowly but surely taking over the world, quite literally.

Apparently a mega-colony of these ants have colonized every Continent except Antarctica and are expanding their colonies at a rapid pace. It was reported:
The colony may be the largest of its type ever known for any insect species, and could rival humans in the scale of its world domination.
Check out the article here.

As it is unacceptable for ANY species to rival humans in terms of world domination, if this ant colony continues its imperialistic expansion it could trigger an intergalactic battle between humans and ants, Starship Troopers style. So... "If you see a bug hole, NUKE IT"!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Surely Stupid Sports Media

I have a real bone to pick.

It seems to me like the New York Football Giants are getting zero respect from the American sports media. This is the same team who commandeered a perfect season away from the New England Patriots with their 2007 Superbowl victory, a heartbreaking loss for New England sports fans. This is the same team who dominated the regular season in 2008 and probably would have gone on to another Superbowl had star receiver Plaxico Burress not shot himself in the leg. Indeed the Giants did beat both 2008 Superbowl contenders, the Pittsburgh Steelers AND the Arizona Cardinals, during last years regular season.

Even after two great seasons, this off-season the sports media has refused to acknowledge the power of the Giants . A recent CBS Sportsline article summed up the top 50 players in the NFL right now. Eli Manning, the Giants quarterback who won the 2007 Superbowl MVP and went to the Pro Bowl last year did not even make the list, yet Tom Brady, the Patriots quarterback who did not play last season made the number two spot! There's something about Tom Brady that the sports media just salivates over. FoxSports released a list of the top ten clutch players in the NFL, guess who number one was? Yes, FoxSports ranked Tom Brady as the most clutch player in the NFL.

Do you see what I'm getting at? Wasn't it Manning, not Brady, who orchestrated a last minute drive on the biggest stage in America during the 2007 season bringing the Giants the title? One could even go as far as to say that Brady choked during that Superbowl. After not losing a game the whole season he ended up losing the one game that really mattered. For some reason that doesn't seem to me like a sign of a "clutch" quarterback.

Manning won the Superbowl MVP in 2007 and played in the 2008 Pro Bowl and he gets no recognition from the media for those accomplishments. He helped win a Superbowl ring for his team in 2007 and was likely to repeat until the Plax drama, and he doesn't even make the 50 top players! In fact 7 of the top 10 players have not yet won a Superbowl, one of the top two players didn't even play football last year, and still they're ranked over Manning. I don't know how these sports reporters make these lists but it really seems to be a bunch of bologna.

It's okay though... the media can continue to lambaste Manning and under-rate the Giants, they thrive when being doubted. Now they have one of the strongest defenses in the NFL and a beastly offense that no longer has to put up with the drama of Plaxico Burress. You heard it here first, the New York Football Giants are the team to beat in 2009. Watch out for BIG BLUE!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Restaurant Conjuring - The Magic of Jared Molten

Magician, Jared Molten, performs his unique brand of intimate close-up magic at high-end restaurant and supperclub, Richie Cecere's, during New Years Eve in Montclair, New Jersey. Jared Molten's magic is charming, sophisticated, highly entertaining and PERFECT for your next special event.

For more information on Jared's awe inspiring magic visit his website!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Fire Truck Smashes into Mission Park!

This afternoon a Boston fire truck rolled through the stoplight at Parker Hill Ave. and Huntington Ave., in the Mission Hill neighborhood, and smashed through the front gate and then the lobby of the Mission Park apartments.

One firefighter was killed while another fireman and two children were hospitalized as reported by the Boston Globe. A Globe source reports that the the truck might have lost control of its breaks as it descended down the steep hill before its eventual collision.

The scene was swamped by dozens of firefighters, policemen, and reporters following the accident. Currently that section of Huntington Avenue has been closed to both pedestrians and reporters.

Check out this Flickr set for more photos taken after the accident.